Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Black Cup
B
The White Cup
C
The Grey Cup
D
The Red Cup
Question 2
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Mexican Canadians
B
Aboriginal Canadians
C
Chinese Canadians
D
Japanese Canadians
Question 3
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Four
B
The Group of Seven
C
The Group of Six
D
The Group of Eight
Question 4
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
European Union
B
China
C
United States
D
Mexico
Question 5
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The heart pacemaker
B
Electric light bulbs
C
The television
D
The telephone
Question 6
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Hungary
B
South Africa
C
Ethiopia
D
Vietnam
Question 7
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Hockey
B
Football
C
Soccer
D
Lacrosse
Question 8
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The French Revolution
B
The noisy revolution
C
The quiet revolution
D
The Québec revolution
Question 9
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1940
B
1947
C
1965
D
1920
Question 10
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
British Columbia
B
Québec
C
Manitoba
D
Alberta
Question 11
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Penicillin
B
Warfarin
C
Viagra
D
Insulin
Question 12
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1930
B
1960
C
1950
D
1940
Question 13
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1992
B
1996
C
200
D
1988
Question 14
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1947
B
1957
C
1927
D
1951
Question 15
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Heart disease research
B
Multiple Sclerosis research
C
Cancer research
D
Parkinson’s disease research
Question 16
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Basketball
B
Korfball
C
Baseball
D
American football
Question 17
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
B
They’ve all won Oscars
C
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
D
They’ve all won Emmys
Question 18
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
Nokia phone
B
Galaxy phone
C
The iPhone
D
The BlackBerry
Question 19
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1979
B
1989
C
1959
D
1969
Question 20
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1947
B
1950
C
1970
D
1975
Question 21
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Charles Best
B
Alexander Graham Bell
C
Sir Sanford Fleming
D
Joseph Bombardier
Question 22
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Cambodia
B
Vietnam
C
Korea
D
Laos
Question 23
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Ottawa Senators
B
Toronto Maple Leafs
C
Edmonton Oilers
D
Montréal Canadiens
Question 24
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NATO
B
UN
C
All of these
D
NORAD
Question 25
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Twice
B
Three times
C
Never
D
Once
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